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Apr 2018
Apr 2018


Washington State Convention Center 800 Convention Place Seattle , Washington 98101
Tel: (206) 694-5000
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30th Annual SCAA Exposition - The Event - Specialty Coffee Association Of America






$195 - $1,500


Event Overview:

The Global Specialty Coffee Expo was designed to be the coffee professional's one stop shop for everything they need to succeed in the coffee industry. As the industry's standard setter, the SCA has built a solid reputation over the last 30 years of providing the most up to date, qualified information and providing our members the tools to succeed. 

The Global Specialty Coffee Expo has everything for everyone in the coffee world. Roasters and Retailers could attend and have the opportunity to exhibit their products on the show floor, network with the industry's decision makers, and further their professional careers by participating in the SCA's numerous lectures, labs or certificate programs. Food and Beverage professionals could attend to view the industry's most innovative and cutting edge coffee products, learn about integrating specialty coffee into their existing business plan, and easily make purchasing decisions face to face on the show floor. Coffee Enthusiasts of all professional backgrounds could attend to participate or watch the coffee competitions, mingle with like-minded attendees at receptions and lunches, or learn more about the art of cupping, brewing or roasting in our educational programs. 

The SCA works tirelessly all year to create an event that will be all-inclusive for every aspect of the coffee industry and benefit all coffee professionals and markets. If coffee is your business, your career path or your passion, the Global Specialty Coffee Expo is the only show you need to attend to reach your goals in the industry. 

Exhibitor Information:

The Global Specialty Coffee Expo creates the opportunity for coffee industry professionals to reach their target audience easily, economically and under one roof. 


Make the best of your experience at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo. Maximize your brand presence and visibility with these additional opportunities!

About The SCAA:

Established in 1982 by a small group of coffee professionals seeking a common forum to discuss issues and set quality standards for the specialty coffee trade, the SCAA is now the world's largest coffee trade association with nearly 3,000 company members. SCAA members can rightfully be credited for much of the growth and success the specialty coffee industry has experienced over the past twenty-five years. 

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit


Apr 19   

7 - 8:30am   Re:co Symposium Breakfast   
7am - 6pm   Expo Registration Open   
7am - 7 pm  Exhibitor Move-In   
8am - 4pm   Coffee Skills Classes    & Workshops
8am - 5pm  Specialty Tea Institute: Tea Certification Program    
9am - 5pm   Re:co Symposium   
10am - 5pm USCC Judges Certification Workshops   
1-5pm Coffeehouse Tour        
6-9pm     Official Launch Party -      All Registrants Invited
          *Badge required for entry. 


Apr 20   

7am - 6pm   Expo Registration Open   
7 – 10:30am    Exhibitor Move-In   
8 - 9:30am      Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Coffee Breakfast –   Ticketed Event
8:30am - 5:30pm   Coffee Skills Classes & Workshops
8:30 - 9:30am Coffee + Networking Mixer  
9am - 5pm   United States Barista Championship – Round 1   
9am - 1pm    Coffeehouse Tour   
9am - 12pm  Lectures   
10:30am   Official Opening of Exhibits, Hosted by SCA Board Of Directors     
10:30am - 4pm   United States Brewers Cup Championship – Round 1  
10:30am - 4pm   United States Cup Tasters Championship – Round 1  
10:30am - 5:30pm   Exhibit Hall Open to Registrants
12 - 2pm   Scientific Poster Session        
2 - 4pm     World Coffee Research General Assembly –        Open to all 
4 - 6pm   Coffee Technicians Guild Meeting       & Mixer 

Apr 21   

7:30 - 9am IWCA Breakfast – Ticketed Event    
7:45am  Starbucks Kent Plant Tour     
8amStarbucks Kent Plant Tour       
8am - 5pmExpo Registration Open    
8 - 10:30am  Exhibit Hall open to Exhibitors only   
8am - 5:30pm  Coffee Skills Classes   & Workshops
9am - 12pm  Lectures   
9 - 10:15am Portrait Country Program: China    
9am - 3:15pm  United States Coffee Championships – Semi-finals  
           • Individual competition start times vary
10:30amStarbucks Kent Plant Tour     
10:45amStarbucks Kent Plant Tou     r
11am - 4pmUnited States Roaster Championship    
10:30am - 5:30pm   Exhibit Hall Open to Registrants
12 - 1:30pm   CQI Luncheon – Ticketed Event   
2:30 - 5pm    Film Showing: Gender Equity in Coffee - A Documentary   
4 - 5pm U.S. Coffee Championships – Finalist Announcements      
4 - 5:30pm   Coffee Roasters Guild Meeting - Open to Members     & Others Interested in the Guild
5:30 - 7:00pm Coffee Roasters Guild Mixer    

Apr 22   

8am - 3pm    Registration Open    
8 - 10:30am   Exhibit Hall Open to Exhibitors only    
8am - 1pm     Coffee Skills Workshops   
8:30am - 5pm  United States Coffee Championships Open to Registrants  
9:45am - 2pm  United States Coffee Championships – Final Round  
            • Individual competition start times vary 
10:30 - 11:45am    Lectures 
10:30am - 4 pmExhibit Hall Open to Registrants  
2:00 - 6:00pm    Coffeehouse Tour  
3:15 - 4:15pm      United States Coffee Championship Winners Announcement   
4pm - 5pm   Volunteer Appreciation Reception      
4pm - 10pm     Exhibitor Move-out     
8:00pm - 12:00am   After Party hosted by the Barista Guild of America – Everyone Invited, 21 & over
            *Badge required for entry. 


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